Licensed Acupuncturist Salary

Licensed Acupuncturists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $45K per year. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. More than a third enjoy medical while nearly one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,047 - $83,405

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$20.27 - $86.85

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$30,435 - $153,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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$0.00 - $29,087  
   
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$30,435 - $153,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Licensed Acupuncturist

A licensed acupuncturist is required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture. Licensed acupuncturists have accumulated an average of 2,700 hours of master's-level training, hundreds of hours of clinical experience, and at least 250 actual patient treatments before actual licensure. Training can be comprised of home study and videotaped lectures. An acupuncturist will need to complete a course in clean-needle technique that teaches the prevention of the spread of disease. Coursework also includes anatomy, biophysics, and nutrition, as well as courses specific to Oriental medicine, including herbalism and needle technique. All must pass a written exam.

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Licensed Acupuncturist Tasks

  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.

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Experience Affects Licensed Acupuncturist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$59,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 64%
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